The Tennessee Court of Appeals at Jackson, in Holdsworth v. Holdsworth, 2015 Tenn. App. LEXIS 424 recently considered whether the trial court’s award of alimony in futuro of $4000 a month until her death or remarriage was appropriate. The parties were married about 17 years before the Husband filed for divorce. They had one child.
Marital property can also include a personal injury, workers compensation, social security disability action and other settlements for wages lost during the marriage, reimbursement for medical bills incurred and paid with marital property, and property damage to marital property. Under the law, when deciding whether another spouse has substantially contributed to the increase in value.
When the mother and father are divorcing, or if they were never married, and a custody decision is sought in the courts, under Tennessee Code Annotated 36-6-106(a), the courts will apply a best interest of the child analysis in order to determine which parent should have primary custody or if the parents should have joint.
So, you and your spouse have decided to divorce. What are the legal steps needed? First, you will need to gather the information necessary for preparation of the official court documents. For the Complaint for Divorce, you will need the names and dates of birth of your children and the address where they have resided.